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Old 13 February 2019, 07:52 PM
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Default NASA's Mars Opportunity rover declared dead after record-setting mission

After falling silent eight months ago during a severe dust storm that swept across the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has been officially declared dead.

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science...ing-ncna971071
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:09 PM
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All together now:
Oh, I'm looking over
My dead Mars Rover
That got blown over
In the stoooorrrrm....
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:15 PM
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All together now:
Oh, I'm looking over
My dead Mars Rover
That got blown over
In the stoooorrrrm....
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:17 PM
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This sounds like the start of a horror movie.
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:24 PM
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It did an amazing job, about 15 years longer than planned. hopefully someday we get to go out there and find it, and put it into a nice museum.
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:37 PM
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Either that or set up a Mars tour that would include stops for one or both Viking landers, Sojourner, Phoenix, Spirit, Opportunity, the future final resting place of Curiosity, InSight, and the impact sites of the ones that didn't quite make it.

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Old 13 February 2019, 08:48 PM
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This sounds like the start of a horror movie.
Already been covered: https://xkcd.com/1504/
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Old 14 February 2019, 12:40 AM
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And today's xkcd has a much more upbeat tribute to the plucky little rover.
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Old 14 February 2019, 06:27 AM
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Good bye, Opportunity! We'll come and pick you up some day, promised!
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I keep thinking of this one:

https://xkcd.com/695/
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Already been covered: https://xkcd.com/1504/
I wish.

It's so much easier to be sad about a robot than all the other reasons.
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Old 14 February 2019, 03:00 PM
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We could always try to help Opportunity fulfill it's aim of finding water on mars: https://what-if.xkcd.com/54/
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Either that or set up a Mars tour that would include stops for one or both Viking landers, Sojourner, Phoenix, Spirit, Opportunity, the future final resting place of Curiosity, InSight, and the impact sites of the ones that didn't quite make it.

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Thatís always been my headcanon regarding the various rovers: theyíre all hanging out somewhere that NASAís tech canít reach, trading stories and talking smack about humans. Though maybe I canít entirely trust what I learn from the Twitter account of Sarcastic Rover.
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Old 27 February 2019, 06:34 PM
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Default The Truth Behind Opportunity's Last Message and It's Final Days On Mars

Professional Astronomer (and YouTube content creator), Scott Manley, explains Opportunity's last message, the environmental conditions on Mars, and a brief technical overview of the onboard power system that likely led to the spunky rover's demise.



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